Peter Morgan a successful
businessman, suggested to be worth around £20million,
married with two children paid Georgina Symonds, an high
class escort, Morgan paid her £10,000 a month to be his
personal escort and described himself as her 'sugar
daddy'. He even let her stay in a bungalow he
owned on the site of an old Tudor castle.
12th January 2016, Miss
Symonds threatened to leave him, and that she would release
candid photos of him, if he did not transfer money to her
and sign over the bungalow he was letting her stay in rent
free at Pencoed Castle, Llanmartin.
Morgan overheard all this
through an eavesdropping device he had, while she was on the
phone to another lover.
Miss Symonds reported missing
after failing to collect her daughter from school.
After Miss. Symons's
death, police found her mobile phone under the driverís seat
of Morganís Porsche. They were able to access thousands of
text messages between Symonds and Morgan, as well as other
escorts and clients, friends and family.
In one text, she told a man:
ďOnce Iíve rinsed Rich Pete, itís you and me baby.Ē
At an initial questioning by
police Morgan claimed he had no idea where Miss Symonds was,
he said he presumed she had gone to collect her daughter
Once arrested he admitter the
killing and gave police keys to the barn.
In a police interview after his
arrest, Morgan told police, he had intended killing
Georgina Symonds when he started to strangle her, and as she
was threatening to blackmail him anyway he 'might as well go
through with it.
He strangled her with bail twine
and tied her dead body to a metal pole. He then drove the
body in his Porsche 4x4 from Pencoed Castle the 15 miles to
his farm and hid it in plastic sheeting in his workshop.
December 2016, In court
Morgan said he was having a mid-life crisis, this is why he
was seeing an escort.
Morgan admitted the killing on
the grounds of diminished responsibility, admitting he
strangled her when she said she was leaving him.
In mitigation his defence
claimed he had a mental health issue, in that he had mild
21st December 2016,
Morgan is found guilty of murdering 25-yeasr-old escort
The jury took four days to reach
He is sentenced to life
imprisonment, with a minimum term of 25 years.